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The Administrative Fellowship Experience

Projects

The UTMB Health Administrative Fellowship focuses on system-wide projects in order to optimize the fellow's experience. The Administrative Fellow is considered a important member of the executive team, and is not only offered the chance, but is expected to make contributions that have a positive effect on the organization. While projects vary year-to-year, several past projects have included:

  • Strategic planning for Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centered Medical Homes
  • Development of health system scorecards and dashboards
  • Lean/process improvement initiatives
  • Revenue enhancement projects
  • Contract negotiations
  • Joint Commission accreditation
  • Facility planning
  • Business Plan development
  • Enhancing patient experience
  • Interim management


Rotations throughout the System

Fellows are invited to shadow in various departments, units and clinics to understand each area’s role in patient care while complementing project work. The following are examples of areas the fellow may experience:

  • Perioperative Services, including standing in on a surgical procedure
  • Correctional Managed Care rotation, including visits to Hospital Galveston and Huntsville Unit, nicknamed the "Walls Unit"
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Transportation
  • Revenue Cycle
  • Decision Support
  • Access Center
  • Human Resources
  • Clinical Equipment Services
  • Laboratory/Pathology
  • Various ambulatory clinic rotations


Conferences

The fellow will be offered the chance to travel to one conference per year. Other opportunities may arise that an executive team member will sponsor the fellow to go to additional conferences or meetings when they relate to projects in which the fellow is participating.


Standing Meetings

The fellow will have the opportunity to attend regularly scheduled standing meetings with the executive team, clinic leadership and with other stakeholders around the health system to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of UTMB Health.

 


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Visit to Huntsville Unit
Rehearsal for patient move from John Sealy Hospital to Jennie Sealy Hospital in 2016